Consider this caregiver task inventory—how often do you say “yes” to taking on each one of the following responsibilities for the person in your care?
The more you find yourself saying “yes” to these care responsibilities, the more you need to be aware that caregiving might also be affecting your overall health and wellness. It’s important to accept that you can only do so much. As the intensity of your care increases, so do the risks to your health and your ability to be a good care companion.
The Government of Canada has published important information about the impact of caregiving - have a look at their study here.